Friday, February 19, 2010

Some Interesting News

Ashley left this message for me the other day in the comments section of one of my posts:


I am a fellow Fort Worthian and met you once at an Etsy Dallas show. I am writing to tell you about a friend of mine who is on a bike tour of the U.S. and will be passing through Fort Worth soon. Their blog, if you are interested, is I am not a bike person, but know Laura through jewelry making and am planning to host them while they are here. They occasionally put on presentations of their trip and I have asked her if that is something they would want to do in Fort Worth. Anyways, I thought you might be interested in their blog at least.
I hope you enjoy it!
Ashley Akers

After a few emails back and forth with Ashley, I received an email from Laura. She and Russ, you may know him as Russ Rocca The Epicurian Cyclist, are now in west Texas. Laura says that they expect to be in Austin in a couple of weeks. They will be staying in Austin for about two weeks before pushing north to Fort Worth. I'm guessing that they'll arrive in our area at the end of March or early April. Laura says that they would like to get together with some of the local bike community. I was excited to hear that they are also wanting to do a presentation. I'm going to help them out by finding an interesting venue. I was thinking that it might be cool to have the presentation coincide with another BABBLE group ride. I'm open to suggestions.

You can keep track of their progress on The Path Less Pedaled.
Since all this is coming about due to Etsy, I figured I would promote a few of the related Etsy shops.

Tangerine Treehouse is Laura's Etsy shop. She is creating her items while she's out riding across the country.

Ashley Akers Jewelry is of course Ashley's Etsy shop. She creates her jewelry using sterling silver and gemstones. She is one of the few people on Etsy that offers free worldwide shipping.

I need to put a good word in for my friend Chandra (Green Commotion) and his wife Teresa. They sell hand crafted soaps which can be purchased from their Etsy shop or their blog. I recently purchased a bar of Rose Quartz for my daughter, and a bar of Emerald Gem Stone soap with patchouli and rosemary for myself. These soaps not only smell fantastic, they are little works of art. I will be trying a bar of their Coffee Haus next.


  1. "I was thinking that it might be cool to have the presentation coincide with another BABBLE group ride. I'm open to suggestions."


  2. Hey Myles,
    We really appreciate the mention. I am looking forward to meeting Russ & Laura and Ms. Ashley.
    Again, thanks for everything!
    Peace :)

  3. Just schedule it for a Saturday when the temperature is above freezing. I'm tired of freezing. If I wanted to freeze, I didn't need to move to Texas. Snow is something you should experience with skis or snowboards strapped to your feet, with a warm lodge waiting afterwards.